A dental crown is a cap that is placed over the tooth and shaped to look and function just like a real tooth. Even though a baby tooth will fall out eventually, it’s actually very important to keep baby teeth in place until they fall out naturally.
Why Are Baby Teeth Important?
Baby teeth are important because they:
Act as space holders for permanent teeth
Help guide permanent teeth into place
Allow kids to chew food properly
Help kids learn to speak properly during important developmental years
Support and protect a severely decayed tooth that is too weak for a filling
Cover and protect a tooth that is broken or badly chipped
How to Avoid Needing Crowns on Baby Teeth
Dental health starts early, and you can help your kids avoid damaged teeth and dental crowns by teaching them good dental habits.
Below are some habits you can teach your kids:
Brush teeth twice everyday and floss
Avoid biting and/or chewing on hard food like candy and ice
Wear a mouth guard while playing sports
See a dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleanings
Schedule an Appointment at Kool Smiles Today
Kool Smiles is a dentistry focused on children’s dental care. We have over 120 locations around the US, and we’re always accepting new patients. If you think your child needs crowns on his or her baby teeth, the kid-friendly dentists at Kool Smiles can help.
Call us today to find a Kool Smiles near you and make an appointment for your child.
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